Green-fingered pupils from three Aberdeen primary schools saw their award-winning flower bed plans take root yesterday.
The youngsters took top prizes in an Aberdeen in Bloom competition and went along to Great Southern Road, near Duthie Park, to help plant out their designs.
Emily Munroe from Culter Primary School won the primary 1-3 category in the Design a Flower Bed contest.
Ibene Ataboh from Kingswells Primary School came top for primary 4-5 and Kirkhill Primary School’s Louise Fenwick scooped the prize for primary 6-7.
The three youngsters each received £100 garden centre vouchers, and they and their classmates and teachers were invited to help with yesterday’s planting.
Duthie Park manager Alan Findlay said: “We are always seeking ways of encouraging participation from various members of the community and the school flower bed competition is always a popular event.
“I am in no doubt the children’s winning designs will help further enhance the appearance of Aberdeen and I look forward to seeing them in bloom.”
Councillor Jean Morrison, vice-convener of Aberdeen City Council’s housing and environment committee, said: “Every school which took part in this competition must be commended for their efforts.
“The winning designs are superb and will make a real difference to a major entrance route into the city, providing a fantastic first impression for anyone arriving in Aberdeen from the south.
“The flower beds will also play a vital role in the city’s entries for the national Bloom competitions.”